Parenting

 
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Oldest Woman to Give Birth Dies
By Christine Estevez | 07/16/2009 - 12:25

Maria del Carmen Bousada died last week at the age of 69, leaving behind her 2-year-old twin boys. She was the oldest woman on record ever to give birth. Though she was 65 at the time she was impregnated, the Española lied to doctors at the Pacific Fertility Clinic in Los Angeles, telling them she was 55—the age limit for in vitro fertilization—in order to fulfill her dream of motherhood. Bousada, who was a single mom, gave birth to Pau and Christian in December 2006 at the age of 66.


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SLIDESHOW: A Celebration of Our Favorite Hot Mamis
By Mariela Rosario | 05/11/2009 - 17:30

In honor of Mother's Day, we decided to take a look at our favorite mamis! It seems like a ton of celebs have had a child over the last year or two and we wanted to check in and see how these haute tots have been living.

Check out these hot mamis and the babies who love them.


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Get Papi Involved in Your Pregnancy!
By BabyCenter | 05/11/2009 - 11:30

Pregnancy is seen as a mom thing. Few women believe that Dad really gets it. And the fact is, men mostly don't. They can show interest and empathize and some read about it—but let's face it, a father's experience of having a baby is fairly removed until they're face to face with sleep deprivation. No dad can fully relate to the minute-by-minute, close-to-the-heart, kick-in-the-gut reality of carrying a baby to term.


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Cooking with Kids!
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/19/2009 - 15:45

Between working a nine-to-five and picking up the tots from school, you barely have time to make a proper meal for the fam. Well, why don’t you enlist the help of your kids in the kitchen? Not only will you spend quality time with him (and gain an extra hand in making dinner), but you’ll also teach him valuable lessons along the way.


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Dora the Explorer's New Look Revealed
By Monica Herrera | 03/17/2009 - 09:53

After facing weeks of controversy over its plans to launch Dora Explorer Girls—a long-tressed, dainty tween version of Latina pre-schooler Dora the Explorer—Nickelodeon has released a full image of the TV heroine's new look.


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Glaring Lack of Black and Latina Dolls on the Market
By Mariela Rosario | 03/13/2009 - 14:00

Krishna Stone, a spokeswoman for Gay Men’s Health Crisis, a non-profit organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS, learned the hard way how few choices there are for parents seeking Latin and Black dolls.


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POLL: Is Dora the Explorer's Tween Makeover Too Grown Up?
By Monica Herrera | 03/09/2009 - 11:40

The world's most famous Latina pre-schooler is about to unveil a whole new look, and many moms are not thrilled about it.


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The First Pet
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/26/2009 - 17:30

The Obamas gripped the nation with their search for a family dog (they're looking to bring home a rescue Portuguese Water dog in April) and now your child wants a pet too. Caring for an animal teaches kids responsibility, nature, compassion, life and death. They also learn how to show affection, loyalty and engage in physical activities. But don’t rush to the nearest pet shop just yet.


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Depression During Pregnancy: Everything You Need to Know
By BabyCenter | 02/15/2009 - 15:27

Although pregnancy is often portrayed as a time of great joy, that's not the reality for all women. At least one in ten pregnant women suffers from bouts of depression. Hormonal changes can also make you feel more anxious than usual. Anxiety is another condition that can and should be treated during pregnancy.


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Does Being Raised Bilingual Increase Your Child's Chance of Stuttering?
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/03/2009 - 17:15

Are you all for teaching your child both English and Español? While there are many obvious benefits to speaking more than one language, parents should take note: recent findings show that children who are bilingual before the age of five are more likely to stutter than those who only speak one language before this age. Not only that, but bilingual tots also have a harder time correcting their speech down the line.


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